Community Announcements

  • Thu Aug 30th, 2018 8:28am
  • News



Clallam Promise Scholarships are available for qualified students attending Peninsula College in 2018-19. These need-based scholarships are available to full-time students who have graduated from a Clallam County high school within the past year. Up to $1,000 per quarter for tuition and fees, and up to $300 for textbooks is available. Up to $500 is available for tools and supplies.

Funds are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to students with identified unmet need.

Students must complete the FAFSA and financial aid file with Peninsula College and can get started at

The Clallam Promise Scholarship at Peninsula College is funded primarily by the Albert Haller Foundation, with support from the Joyce Community Scholarship and Education Foundation and the Ben & Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust.

For more information, visit or call 360-417-6306.

GSCC to meet Sept. 8

The Genealogical Society of Clallam County will meet Saturday, Sept. 8, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church located at 510 E. Park Ave. in Port Angeles. Nona Halvorsen will speak on “Sharing Family Stories.” Nona has been writing about her genealogical discoveries for over five years as well as recording stories of her own life. She will share the techniques she used to overcome her fear of writing family history. Stories are a way to get your family interested in your genealogical research, and to leave a legacy for future generations.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and last until noon. Folks are requested to come 15-20 minutes early to have time to register, have a cup of coffee or tea and visit. There is no cost to attend and the public is always welcome.

For more information call the Genealogical Society at 360-417-5000 or check out

Free Concert in Sekiu

The West End Youth and Community Club is sponsoring another Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert. The concert is free and will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, at 7:45 p.m. at the Sekiu Center, 42 Rice St., and will feature the solo winners of the Frances Walton Competition Tour 2018.

The Contest winners are saxophonist Soren Hamm and pianist Artem Kuznetsov and the evening will feature a program of classical music.

FHS Class Schedules

Summer add/drop hours for Forks High School will take place from Aug. 27-31 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. in the FHS Counseling Center. If any scheduling concerns need to be addressed please call or stop by during these designated hours. There are no specific days for each grade, so please come when you are able. Parents are welcome, but students should always attend when possible. Call 360-374-6262 x263 or email [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns, or to talk about your schedule.

Clallam Bay-Sekiu Fly-In

The annual Clallam Bay-Sekiu Chamber of Commerce Fly-In Luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sekiu Airport.

The event is open to the public; adults $8, age 5 and under $1, seniors $7. BBQ burgers, side dishes and soda are on the menu.

All proceeds benefit the Rocky Hinkle Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Fundraiser for baby Danielle

Cori and Mike Hirsch will be hosting a Sack Tournament to raise funds for baby Danielle and her family. The cost is $20 per team and there need to be two people per team. The tournament is Saturday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. in Tillicum Park.

For more information or to register call Cori 360-640-0251 or Mike 360-870-1100.

Flu Season is approaching

Everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine. This means you. This season, protect yourself — and those around you — by getting a flu vaccine. Even healthy people can get the flu, and it can be serious.

Forks Community Hospital would like to remind you that Flu Season is approaching. FCH staff will be receiving flu vaccine starting in September. Bogachiel and Clallam Bay Clinics will be offering flu vaccines for anyone 6 months of age or older including nasal flu vaccines which are acceptable this year. Protect yourself and your family for the 2018-2019 Flu Season. For more information, visit

Great Strait Sale

The 11th-annual Great Strait Sale is Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

There are several ways you can participate!

• You can have a sale of your own, at your home or business, with your neighbors with combined sales, at the community site nearest you, bring your own tables … Joyce Depot Museum, Clallam Bay Visitor Center, and Neah Bay Village Market (by Washburn’s)

• Advertise your sale on the flier even if you are at a community site to highlight your sale items. Cost is $10 for a listing.

Deadline for payment and listing information is Aug. 26 or if you have nothing to sell, you can browse the sales and do some shopping yourself!

Any questions, please contact [email protected]

Upper Hoh Road to Close

The Upper Hoh Road will be closed to the public at the park boundary starting Sept. 5-Oct. 5, for Emergency Rip Rap Road Repair.

Please go to the website for more details,

Olympic National Forest

Announces Salal Permit

Sale Dates

Permit sales for salal on the Olympic National Forest will begin in September. Permits will be issued from the Forks, Quinault, and Quilcene offices during business hours on the following dates:

Salal Permit Sale Dates:

• Sept. 5, 2018, Nov. 7, 2018, Jan. 9, 2019

and March 13, 2019

A total of 100 permits will be issued with a maximum of 15 permits for each harvest unit. Sixty permits will be offered from the Quilcene office for harvest areas located within Mason County and the east side of Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Twenty-five permits will be offered from Forks for the west-side of Clallam County. Fifteen permits will be offered from Lake Quinault for harvest areas within Grays Harbor County and the west side of Jefferson County.

A lottery system will be used if the demand for permits exceeds the supply. Each permit will cost $150 and can be used for up to two months. A valid US Federal or State picture identification will be required at the time of purchase, and those buying the permits must be at least 18 years of age. Cash or checks only will be accepted.

For more information, call Mark LaGioia at 360-765-2215.